WhatsApp is starting to roll out a feature that lets users quickly search Google for frequently shared messages to see if there’s more info online.
When a WhatsApp message has been forward many times, the app displays a special icon to let users know the nature of the message isn’t original. This can help identify incorrect information going viral. Starting today, the company is testing a method to double check messages like these by tapping the magnifying glass button in the chat. The feature uploads the message via the users default browser without WhatsApp reading itself reading the contents.